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Old 02-26-2013, 06:07 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Idea !!!!!

for one day ONE DAY, the entire community does 1:1 with any items so like hat for hat or misc for misc or strange for strange. this includes high price items like max or ear buds all in the hopes of
flipping the bird at the valve economist.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:08 PM   #2
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how about no?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #3
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Why would anyone do that?
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #4
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Dear god, my brain. MAKE IT STOP!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #5
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okay, I'll take your Genuine Bouffant for a cool Fedora from Mann. Co!
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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Sorry, Trotsky already had the same idea.

You're nearly a century late.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #7
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Sorry, Trotsky already had the same idea.

You're nearly a century late.
mmm watchya say =[
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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I think for one day, every time someone gets a hat or misc. drop, everyone else playing TF2 globally gets that item as well (with a "gifted by" stat attached).

I think that would be a fun gimmick.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:17 PM   #9
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Or Valve could release a "Mountain of Gifts" that costs $1,000.00 and gives the item gifted to everyone currently in-game.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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Have fun throwing your money away OP.

And with your lock!
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:56 PM   #11
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If you've got some buds, I've a Rift Claim Code with your name on it!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #12
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Or Valve could release a "Mountain of Gifts" that costs $1,000.00 and gives the item gifted to everyone currently in-game.
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Holy crap. Good idea.

Unfortunately, that leads to the real question for the TF2 community:

How many alt accounts (all running simultaneously) do you need for it to be a profit? XD
I went ahead and did it anyway.

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MATH TIME

GOAL: We can find the theoretical monetary value of weapon drops by finding the balance between keys price in refined versus key price on the steam marketplace.

* Keys are being traded at around 3.66 ref and $2.25 (on the marketplace).

* Each ref is made up of 18 weps, so 3.66 ref is equal to (18*3.66) = 66 weapons.

* So, following this train of thought, and assuming the worst case scenario (each account gets a single weapon and not a hat/misc/tool), we can assume that it takes 66 simultaneous players to make $2.25, enough for 1 key.

* (This also tells us that each weapon is worth about $0.0341 ~ 4ish cents!)

* These theoretical "Mountain of Gifts" being equal to $1,000.00, or 444.44 ~ 445 keys. So how many accounts would it take, running simultaneously, to "farm" this mountain of gifts???

Assuming each account only gets 1 weapon, it takes (445*66) = 29,370 accounts to "farm" a internet-wide gift-giver. Cool. And now I've scratched my math itch.
Obviously not farmable with those numbers. Basically what I'm saying is, Captain M, is that you should make your own thread for this, because I think it's a decent idea. Why?

It's like those annoying wedding proposals, except it gives you items.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #13
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I think for one day, every time someone gets a hat or misc. drop, everyone else playing TF2 globally gets that item as well (with a "gifted by" stat attached).

I think that would be a fun gimmick.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:15 PM   #14
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mmm watchya say =[
Leon Trotsky invented Communism or something
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:57 PM   #15
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for one day ONE DAY, the entire community does 1:1 with any items so like hat for hat or misc for misc or strange for strange. this includes high price items like max or ear buds all in the hopes of
flipping the bird at the valve economist.
Nope. Smart traders would just exploit this to make tons of profit on that day. Rich get richer. Terrible idea.
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